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South Sudan president warns against tribalism, nepotism


November 26, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir has warned officials at the foreign affairs ministry against nepotism and tribalism.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

President Kiir made these remarks during the inauguration of a new conference facility at the foreign ministry in the capital, Juba Friday.

The conference facility was built with aid from the Chinese government.

“Any recruitment to the ministry must be opened to the public to provide opportunities to all qualified South Sudanese,” said Kiir.

“This thing [recruitment] should not be done under the table so that only sons and daughters of the ministers get the opportunity to be employed,” he added.

The South Sudanese leader also directed the foreign affairs ministry to downsize the numbers of foreign missions as well as service staffs.

“I direct the leadership of the ministry to reduce the number of diplomats as per the cabinet resolution to a manageable seize, considering our financial situation,” the South Sudanese leader said, citing the economic crisis facing the East African nation.

There are more than 1,000 people employed by South Sudan’s foreign affairs ministry abroad and in the country, a senior ministry official said.


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  • 27 November 2017 08:09, by Khent

    Oh how great it is to be subjected to pontifications from a man that is guilty of every vice and breach he mentions in his inexplicably detached and worthless speeches. The ’President’ unconvincingly mentioned his opposition to nepotism and only advised against it as though he could not stop it with usual Executive Orders...

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    • 27 November 2017 08:17, by Khent

      ..So why did he not make use of his usual Executive Orders to at least bridle nepotism? Answer: He does not care; he wants us to think that he cares and that we should somehow believe him. Salva Kiir is a monstrous clown; a clown that murders tens of thousands of his own people; a clown that creates artificial famines and presides over possibly the most corrupt ’country’ in the world today.

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  • 27 November 2017 08:10, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Nepotism, Tribalism and Corruption are Kiir’s children. How can he strangle the children he loves? I highly doubt Kiir’s rhetoric.

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  • 27 November 2017 14:44, by Big Sam

    Hahahahahah Mr. Kiirminal,
    I dont know if this guy claim to be president of South Sudan yet his intention of governing only the people of greater bhar el ghazal.

    Lying is become mr.president daily meals and his speak come under influence of alcohol.
    common kiir kuethpiny and you qualify to become subchief of gokrial and this country is big for you just accept the people that you failed to manage

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    • 27 November 2017 16:58, by jubaone

      Big Sam,

      The kiirminal was again drunk when he made this statement. He is not even aware that 90% of all SS ambassadors: Grade 1, 2 and 3 are semi-illiterate jienges. Afterall, you dont need skills to sign off contracts. Most just sit idly and read newspapers all day as if they were under some lalob tree in a luak. Hopeless

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  • 27 November 2017 14:46, by Big Sam

    this rich Country of South Sudan.

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